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Light. Robust. Unputdownable. Paperback books, bound to last.

Easy to pick up. Hard to put down. Paperback books are made to be read. But they’re also often tossed into suitcases, shoved into pockets, and enjoyed on trains, planes, and sunloungers. It’s important that they maintain their integrity, so that their stories can be told.

Choose from our range of binding options (perfect bound or stapled), paper types and weights, and trim sizes to make sure your epic sci-fi tale or windswept romance novel stays in one piece.

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Paperback book sizes available

Size Width (mm) Height (mm)
A4 210 297
A5 148 210
Novel 203 127
Standard 197 132
Demy 216 138
US Royal 229 152
Royal 234 156
Square - 210 210 210

Binding options available

Paper weight
Binding
80, 90gsm 115, 120gsm 130gsm 150gsm 170gsm
Perfect bound 48 - 400 pages 44 - 400 pages 40 - 400 pages 36 - 400 pages 32 - 400 pages

Paper types available

Book body

  • Silk
  • Gloss
  • Uncoated

Cover

  • Silk
  • Gloss
  • Uncoated
  • Recycled
  • Natural

What our customers are saying on :

Mixam is rated as 9.5 out of 10 by based on 872 reviews.
Excellent service
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The quality of the booklets you printed for us was excellent and the service was very efficient and delivery prompt.
very pleased with my booklets
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very pleased with my booklets - excellent colour - very true to original colours, and very nice quality of recycled paper . Thank you!
Great service and outstanding print …
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Great service and outstanding print quality
Very good printing for a decent price
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Very well done! No complications whatsoever!
Good quality and quick and easy service
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Good quality and quick and easy service
A really easy system to upload files …
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A really easy system to upload files and when I had a problem due to my file the Mixam team were very helpful with excellent communication. I will definitely use them again.
First time I have used Mixam
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First time I have used Mixam, excellent service and quality
Great quality
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Great quality Quick delivery and turnover very helpful
I used Mixam for the first time this month
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I used Mixam for the first time this month after printing for 6 years with a printing house. The quality from Mixam was better than my normal printing press and saved me a substantial amount of money. The service in terms of uploading the print files was extremely user friendly and my contact at maxim, Nicky was wonderful. They will now become my printers moving forward
A very quick and economical service
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A very quick and economical service. A production telephone enquiry was very friendly and well handled. Personally, I found the website a little difficult to navigate and the uploading interface somewhat confusing. The print job was not quite to the spec ordered (wrong stock for the cover) but the print job itself was done to a high standard.
An Outstanding Service
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I have no complaints whatsoever! The site functioned wonderfully, the process was smooth and straightforward, the pricing was more than reasonable, the delivery went as expected, and the product exceeded my expectations. Should I have things printed again, I would absolutely use Mixam.
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I was completely satisfied with the standard of the product although it was printed in A5 when I wanted it in A4. I have no idea at what stage in completing the order, the size changed from A4 to A5 - although I did have some difficulty in completing the order part-way through. I assume it was then. Fortunately, the order was for only 3 copies. The next order after reviewing the present version, will be for more copies and that will definitely be for A4 copies.
Will always recommend
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Super helpful and great quality work.
Excellent
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Really good, tailored, personal service. Thank you
Absolutely brilliant
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Absolutely brilliant - competitively priced, arrived on time and everyone is raving about the quality of the books printed. Thanks Mixam!
Info for file setup

Paperback book print
file setup information

How to supply your print files
As with all of our products, we ask that the file is supplied as single individual pages, not double pages.
Important - your cover
Your cover is made up of four pages - a front cover, an inside front cover, a back cover, and an inside back cover.
Bleed
We ask for a 3mm bleed on all paperback books. Please do not include any important content within this area.
Format and orientation
You can choose either an A4 (210 x 297 mm) or A5 (148 x 210 mm) format, and a landscape or portrait orientation.
Binding
The binding options available for paperback books are perfect bound or stapled. For books with fewer than 25 pages, we recommend printing as a booklet.
Please note:
These available binding options are entirely dependent upon the number of pages and paper weight selected for your order. This is because there comes a point where the combined paper thickness is too much to effectively staple or stitch together, and will instead need to be held together by adhesive (otherwise known as ‘perfect binding’).

The opposite is true if there are too few pages for perfect binding to work. Our dynamic ordering system is smart enough to know when a limit has been reached, and will automatically switch to the required binding option.

Spine (for Perfect Binding)
If you choose perfect binding you have the option to upload the spine as a separate print file. The spine depth is calculated and displayed in the shopping cart. If you do not upload a print file for your spine it will be left blank.
The spine will also need a 3mm bleed at the top and bottom.
Completing your order
Before you can complete your order, you must make sure all page placeholders have been completed. For example, if you are ordering 32 pages, all 32 boxes must be filled. If you do not have enough content, you must add blank pages.